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on March 11, 2015
Vince is familiar to many for his innovative scores to, of all things, 1960s era Charlie Brown specials. Those numbers are famous and iconic. When you hear them you can see the scenes from the cartoons, and smile.
But Guaraldi's highly recognizable style goes well beyond those timeless classics, and on this album you can experience a wealth of new and entertaining material you may have never heard before unless you've been a collector of Guaraldi albums. Of particular interest to me was his cover of Moon River. Mancini's unmistakable style melding with Guaraldi's unmistakable style. LOL The only comparison I can make is that if you like ketchup, and you like mustard, and you put both on a hot dog - you can taste them both individually - but in combination they combine into something uniquely delightful.
This selection covers classic jazz, big band, latin, and Guaraldi's own contributions, all in his distinctive and very enjoyable style.